Isaac Degrades To Tropical Storm; Helene's Forecast Sends It Away From Caribbean

First Warning Forecast Stormy Weekend & Busy Tropics

Florence, a potentially life-threatening Category 4 hurricane, is on track to make landfall in North Carolina or SC on Thursday (Sept. 13). It was centered about 1,230 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, and moving west at 13 mph.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's office described Florence as possibly the state's "most significant hurricane event in decades", warning of "catastrophic inland flooding, high winds and possible widespread power outages".

"Storm Surge and Hurricane watches could be issued for portions of these areas by Tuesday (Sept. 11) morning", said the NHC in the update.

"A storm surge of 2 to 4 feet above normal tide levels is possible near and to the north of where the centre moves through the Lesser Antilles".

Packing maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (209 kph), the storm was due to gain even greater strength before making landfall early on Thursday, bringing heavy rains with the potential to unleash widespread, severe flooding, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami.

Some strengthening is expected during the next 36 hours, and Florence is expected to be an extremely unsafe major hurricane through Thursday. Ilija Cesal told the newspaper he wouldn't worry about buying extra water or other supplies for a few more days.

The center of the massive storm is then forecast to meander Thursday, Friday and Saturday over a stretch of coastline saturated by rising seas, inundating several states and triggering life-threatening floods.

Trump was being briefed by the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the Oval Office on Tuesday.

Hurricanes Isaac, which could hit Caribbean islands, and Helene, much farther out to sea, lined up behind Florence as the 2018 Atlantic season reached its peak.

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Isaac could become a hurricane on later today or by Monday morning. "We just happen to be right in the middle".

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper's office said that Florence is already being felt along the state's coast, with large sea swells resulting in life-threatening rip currents and surf.

Hurricane Helene is in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean and not expected to be near any land.

Tropical-storm-force wind probabilities from Tuesday through Sunday.

We have seen this unfold before, when out of a very quiet hurricane season develops a rapidly intensifying hurricane that barrels toward the mid-Atlantic U.S. east coast.

Forecasters said parts of North Carolina could get 20 inches of rain, if not more, with as much as 10 inches elsewhere in the state and in Virginia, parts of Maryland and Washington, D.C. Hurricane Isaac, churning in the mid-Atlantic Ocean with wind speeds of around 75 miles per hour, is following closely behind Florence.

Unlike the Atlantic and eastern Pacific basins, tropical storm season never ends in the western Pacific.

Should Hurricane Isaac begin to grow, islands beyond the Lesser Antilles such as Puerto Rico, Haiti and the Dominican Republic will brace themselves for the possibility of weathering another storm.

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